Irish Lotto Help & FAQ

Overview of the Irish Lotto

The Irish Lotto takes place every Wednesday and Saturday night (GMT), costs $3.50 per game, offers excellent odds of winning any prize of just 1 in 29 and boasts minimum jackpots of approx. $3 million. In addition to this you can take the chance to win two more jackpots in the Plus 1 and Plus 2 games for just $1 more!

Draw Day Draw Time Minimum Jackpot Jackpot Odds Prize Divisions Extra Games
Wednesday & Saturday 8pm GMT approx. $3 million 1 : 10,737,573 8 Irish Lotto+ 1 and +2

How Much Does it Cost to Bet on the Irish Lotto?

A single standard game in the Irish Lotto main game costs just $3.50. You can bet on the Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws for an additional $1.

How Do I Pick My Numbers?

  • Simply choose 6 numbers from 1-47 or choose your numbers randomly by selecting our Quickies (Quicky +1) option.
  • You can also bet on the Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Irish Lotto Plus 2 draws by ticking the Irish Lotto + box located directly under the main bet slip.
  • The same numbers you selected in the main game will bet on the Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws.

How Does the Irish Lotto Draw Work?

Six numbers and an additional bonus number are drawn from a drum containing numbered balls from 1-47 in the main draw. The Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws take place immediately after the main draw with six main numbers and a bonus number drawn in each.

What Is a Subscription?

Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat games and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a reoccurring bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it to. You can opt out at any time and cancel the subscription in your player account. Please find more information here: How to cancel a subscription

What Does "Place bet when" mean?

This option allows you to only bet when the jackpot is a set amount or higher. So if you choose $7 million, you will only bet on the draw when the jackpot is at a minimum of $7 million.

How Do I Win the Irish Lotto Jackpot?

Jackpots in the main game, Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws are won by matching all six main numbers.

How Much Can I Win?

The main game jackpot is a minimum of approx. $3 million. The top prize on Lotto Plus 1 stands at approx. $785,000, while there’s an approx. $390,000 jackpot available on the Plus 2 draw.

* Payouts will be determined by the Euro to AUD exchange rate at the time of winning.

What Are the Chances of Winning the Jackpot?

The chances of winning the main jackpot are very reasonable compared to most lotteries at just 1 in 10.7 million. As the Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws follow the same format, the odds of winning the top prize on each are also the same.

That means, for just $4 ($3.50 for your main game and $1 to bet on the Irish Lotto +) you can take the chance to win three jackpots.

Can You Explain the Different Prize Tiers Available?

You will find tables detailing Prize Category, Winning Odds and the Estimated Returns for the Irish Lotto and Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Plus 2 games below. * Estimated returns shown are converted from Euro (€). Actual returns may differ from those shown and will be dependent on the amount of winners for each prize category and the exchange rate.


Irish Lotto
Prize Category Winning Odds Estimated Returns
6 numbers 1 in 10,737,573 $3 million
5 numbers + bonus 1 in 1,789,596 $159,000
5 numbers 1 in 44,740 $2,400
4 numbers + bonus 1 in 17,896 $240
4 numbers 1 in 918 $78
3 numbers + bonus 1 in 688 $39
3 numbers 1 in 54 $15
2 numbers + bonus 1 in 72 $3


Irish Lotto Plus 1
Prize Category Winning Odds Estimated Returns
6 numbers 1 in 10,737,573 $785,000
5 numbers + bonus 1 in 1,789,596 $7,850
5 numbers 1 in 44,740 $785
4 numbers + bonus 1 in 17,896 $78
4 numbers 1 in 918 $30
3 numbers + bonus 1 in 688 $15
3 numbers 1 in 54 $3


Irish Lotto Plus 1
Prize Category Winning Odds Estimated Returns
6 numbers 1 in 10,737,573 $397,000
5 numbers + bonus 1 in 1,789,596 $3,900
5 numbers 1 in 44,740 $397
4 numbers + bonus 1 in 17,896 $39
4 numbers 1 in 918 $15
3 numbers + bonus 1 in 688 $6

When Does the Irish Lotto Draw Take Place?

The Irish Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at around 8pm (GMT). Find current and past results on our Irish Lotto Results page.

What Do I Do if I Win?

As a Lottoland player you will be automatically informed of results and any winnings will be credited to the balance of your Lottoland user account automatically. You then have the option of using these winnings to bet on more games, or you can withdraw the money to your bank account.

Please note that all new Lottoland players must first verify their identity before any withdrawals can be made due to Australian Federal Government Anti-Money Laundering legislation. Refer to our help section to find more information about how to verify your identity.

How Will I Know if I Have Won?

Winners will receive an e-mail confirmation informing them on their win. You will also be able to see your winnings in your Lottoland player account. Winners over $100,000 will also be contacted via phone.

Are My Winnings Tax Free?

You will not be taxed on any winnings for this lottery.

How Can I Be Sure I Will Get Paid?

We are fully licensed by the Government of the Northern Territory. In order for us to retain the license we have to prove that we are able to make the required payments to our players should they win.

At Lottoland you bet on the outcome of the official draw. For all intents and purposes you will have the exact same customer experience as if you were playing the official lottery.

Smaller Payments
We make all payouts directly from the fund we have acquired from total sales.

Larger Payments
We take out policies with world leading insurers, including Lloyds of London, to cover larger payments, typically those in excess of $8 million. A portion of the price you pay when purchasing a game goes towards these policies.

Why Should I Bet on Irish Lotto?

  • The Irish Lotto offers very reasonable odds of winning the top prize
  • Minimum jackpots of at least $3 million.
  • For just $1 more, you can take the chance to win two more jackpots in the Plus 1 and Plus 2 games.
  • Irish Lotto also offers excellent odds of winning any prize of just 1 in 29.
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